Introduction to electronic resources in philosophy and religion

Philosophy and religious studies were among the earliest disciplines to explore the internet’s potential for producing and disseminating scholarship. Indeed, resources like The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (http://plato.stanford.edu/), created in 1995 and still growing today, have been at the center of rethinking the scope and functionality of the traditional reference work as it enters into, and is altered by, the fluid environment of the world wide web. It is no exaggeration to say that the combination of the technologies of digitization and the networked communication systems of the internet have permanently altered the way scholars in these two fields conduct research ...

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